'Domestic terrorism'

Two fugitives shot dead, 19 captured

Nineteen of their associates have been detained and will be charged

The two men, Jack Bilak 29 years old and Steve Diril, 21 years old, who had previously absconded from the Kerevat Correctional Services Institution, were shot at Vunadidir following a high-speed car chase and a confrontation with police seeking to effect arrest warrants.

Commissioner Manning said the two deceased fugitives had been wanted following their earlier escape from custody, and for a range of serious violent offences that involved murder, rape, looting and other acts of violence.

Tougher Stance on domestic terrorism

Commissioner of Police David Manning said the new direction includes empowering provincial police commands to collaborate with provincial administrations in addressing local crime issues. Instead of a historical emphasis on crime prevention, the police force will now concentrate on immediate responses to criminal activities and aggressive actions.

To support this shift, legislation is being developed to explicitly define domestic terrorism and outline the police force's counter-terrorism strategy.

Draft amendments to Criminal Code Act

The amendments, currently being drafted by the Minister for Internal Security, MP Peter Tsiamalili Jr and Commissioner of Police, David Manning, seek to empower law enforcement agencies with increased capabilities to tackle domestic terrorist activities.

The proposed amendments to the Criminal Code Act are part of Papua New Guinea's efforts to confront the growing threat posed by domestic terrorism. Establish penalties for these offenses, and grant explicit powers for investigating and responding to such acts.

El Paso attack 'domestic terrorism'

A 21-year-old white man was arrested at the scene of the attack in the city of El Paso, near the US-Mexico border.

He is believed to have posted an online document calling the attack a response to "the Hispanic invasion of Texas".

US President Donald Trump has said "perhaps more has to be done" to prevent mass shootings.

"Hate has no place in our country, and we are going to take care of it," he told reporters on Sunday. "This has been going on for years, for years and years in our country and we have to get it stopped."